Centre County Library calendar for April

From CDT staff reportsMarch 30, 2014 

Centre County Library and Historical Museum

200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte, 355-1516, www.centrecounty library.org

Children’s Programs

Book Babies — Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for babies and toddlers. Theme varies throughout the month. Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Pre-school storytime — Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for pre-school aged children. Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 1:30-2 p.m. and Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 10:30-11 a.m.

April themes are:

• April 1-2: “Eat your veggies!”

• April 8-9: “Flowers in bloom”

• April 15-16: “Pennsylvania one book week”

• April 22-23: “Colors”

• April 29-30: “Down on the farm”

Toddler storytime — Features book, music and literacy-enriching activities for toddlers. Mondays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28; 10:30-11 a.m.

April themes are:

• April 7: “Eat your veggies!”

• April 14: “Pennsylvania one book week”

• April 21: “Colors”

• April 28: “Down on the farm”

LEGO Club — Three sizes of bricks are available. Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24; 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Developmental Screening with Strawberry Fields, April 11; 9:30 a.m.-noon. For information, visit www.sfionline.org.

Teddy Bear Sleepover — Screening of “Monsters Inc.” (rated G) After the movie, listen to a story and make a craft. Bring a friend that will not be missed over the weekend. April 19; 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Young Author and Illustrator Award Ceremony, April 30; 6-7 p.m., auditorium, Bellefonte Area High School, 830 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte.

Hooks and Needles — Share ideas and tips with others who like to knit. Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24; 1-2:30 p.m.

Centre County Library Bookmobile

Check www.centrecountylibrary.org for locations and hours

Centre Hall Branch Library

109 W. Beryl St., 364-2580, www.centrecountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime — Features songs, rhymes, finger plays and crafts. April 7, 14, 21 and 28; 10:30-11 a.m.

April themes are:

• April 7: “ ‘S’ is for stripes”

• April 14: “Easter”

• April 21: “Our Earth”

• April 28: “April showers bring May flowers”

LEGO Club — develops verbal and problem-solving skills. Wednesdays, April 9 and 23; 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Fizz, Bang, Eureka! After-school science club for elementary school students. Explore science concepts about rain and lightning. April 2, 16 and 30; 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Homeschool Tuesday — for grades 1-5: April’s theme is “Mission nutrition!” Activities include “Hide and Seek Labels,” “Lemonade Taste Test,” “Hitting the Deck Exercise,” “Food Jeopardy” and more. April 8 and 22; 1:30-3 p.m.

Homeschool Tuesday — for grades 6-12; features Richard Maybury’s “Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?” April 1, 15 and 29; 1:30-3 p.m., call 364-2580 for reservation.

• April 1: “Fast money”

• April 15: “Getting rich quick”

• April 29: “How much is a trillion?”

Teen Night — research latest trends and experiment with makeup. April 17; 6-7 p.m. Call 364-2580 for reservation.

Holt Memorial Library

117 N. Front St., Philipsburg, 342-1987

Sensory storytime — for ages 3-10 with an adult; combines books, songs, movement and therapeutic activities, April 5 and 12; 11:30 a.m.-noon. Registration is required.

Mother Goose on the Loose — For children age 3 and younger with an adult. Focuses on rhythms, rhymes, music and interaction between baby and adult. April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime — Features stories followed by related activities and interaction with peers. Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24; 2-3 p.m.

• April 2-3: “One book Bingo”

• April 9-10: “Hopping to it”

• April 16-17: “Spring holidays”

• April 23-24: “Library legos”

• April 30: “Magnanimous moms!”

It’s Elementary — for children in kindergarten through grade 6. Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24; 6-7 p.m.

• April 3: “STEAM” Explore science with your family

• April 10: “Elementary craft night”

• April 17: “Blockheads” LEGO fun

• April 24: Family movie night: Screening of “Wall-E,” rated G.

Saturday STEAM — science for the family. April 19; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Family Art — exercise your creativity; materials provided. April 5; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Knit wits — work together to learn new skills. Mondays, April 7 and 21; 6-7 p.m.

Used book sale — sponsored by the Friends of the Library, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 5

Schlow Centre Region Library

211 S. Allen St., State College, 237-6236

Baby and Me storytime — for newborn to 18 months; features stories, songs and action rhymes; for baby and an adult. Call 237-6236 for registration. April 2; 9:30 a.m.

Tales for Twos — for 18 months to age 3; features singing, dancing, fingerplays and stories. April 2; 10:30-11 a.m.

Toddler Learning Centre — for 18 months to age 3 with an adult; a place where children can play and parents can talk. April 1; 9:15-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m.

3s, 4s and 5s Storytime — for ages 3 to 5; features stories, songs, flannelboards and more. April 1; 9:30-10 a.m.

Saturday Stories — stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home. April 19 and 26, 11-11:30 a.m.

World Stories — for ages 3-8; features stories, songs and art in 12 languages. April 5 and 12, 11-11:30 a.m.

• April 5; “French”

• April 12: “Arabic”

Knitting club — meet with others who enjoy this creative pasttime. April 7 and 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m

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